Classic Cover: Devilskin – “Barracuda” (original by Heart)

Prepare to be swept away by a tidal wave of raw power and adrenaline as multi-Platinum-selling New Zealand rock icons Devilskin unleash their latest musical masterpiece: a heart-pounding cover of Heart’s timeless classic, “Barracuda”. With their unmistakable blend of ferocious energy and unparalleled musicianship, Devilskin pays homage to the legendary rock anthem while injecting it with their own signature intensity and passion.

Originally released by Heart in 1977, on their third studio album Little Queen, “Barracuda” has long been hailed as one of the most iconic tracks in rock history. Known for its infectious guitar riff, soaring vocals, and unforgettable chorus, “Barracuda” continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. Devilskin’s cover of “Barracuda” pays homage to the original while infusing it with their own unique style and energy, resulting in a rendition that is both timeless and fresh.

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Lead vocalist JENNIE SKULANDER’s powerhouse vocals ascend over the epochal chugging riff, harmonics, and shimmering, layered guitars courtesy of Nail Voncent, and thunderous fusion of father and son rhythm section Paul (bass) and Nic Martin (drums), capturing the essence of the original while adding a modern edge that is distinctly Devilskin. From the opening notes to the explosive climax, Devilskin’s cover of “Barracuda” is a masterclass in rock reinvention, showcasing the band’s unparalleled talent and passion for their craft.

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